Wimbledon 2018 – Camila Giorgi through to last 16
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Wimbledon 2018 – Camila Giorgi through to last 16

Italian fights back from a set and break down, and saves a match point, to reach the fourth round at SW19 for the first time in six years

Camila Giorgi is through to the second round at Wimbledon
Camila Giorgi is through to the second round at Wimbledon

Camila Giorgi is through to the fourth round at Wimbledon after she won an epic two-and-a-half hour epic match on Friday afternoon.

Doing it the hard way, the Italian, showed tremendous spirit, not only in fighting back from losing the first set, and finding herself a break down in the second, but also in saving a match point in a dramatic tie break, before going on the claim a famous win.

Ranked 52 in the world, the 26-year-old was up against Kateřina Siniaková from the Czech Republic, and it was the former who took the first set 6-3, having broken Giorgi midway through the first set.

Siniaková started the second set brighter, but then saw her rhythm broken by an injury to her hip, which required several medical time outs, the latter seeing her forced off the court with the doctor.

Giorgi, looked to capitalise, but an exchange of breaks saw the set go to a tie-break, which Giorgi won 8-6 – which included her saving a match point – to level the match up.

Visibly lifted, she wrapped up the match by taking the third set in clinical fashion – winning it 6-2, meaning she will now face Russian Ekaterina Makarova, as she bids to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.

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